“Yesterdays Dreams” by Four Tops - album review

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TJR says

With Holland-Dozier-Holland having recently left the company in a royalties dispute, the new Four Tops LP included just one last song from the collective, “I’m In A Different World”, one of the few passable moments on show. I’m never going to go down as a major fan of the commercial Motown sound but can easily get down with fine Four Tops sides such as “Walk Away Renee” and “7-Rooms Of Gloom” which had appeared on last years record. Unfortunately, nothing here gets remotely close to the those stylish soul pop songs. Some of this LP provoked me to comment “it’s all gone down a very dodgy cabaret route”. The covers of “Sunny” and “Daydream Believer” do not help, and by the time of the slushy ballad “Once Upon A Time” my tolerance levels are at breaking point. Just one year after the “Reach Out” LP and, already, yesterday’s dreams are in a different world…

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A1 [03:00] 5.1.png The Four Tops - Yesterday’s Dreams (Vernon Bullock, Jack Alan Goga, Ivy Jo Hunter, Pam Sawyer) Soul
A2 [03:24] 4.3.png The Four Tops - Can’t Seem To Get You Out Of My Mind (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) Soul
A3 [03:02] 5.0.png The Four Tops - I’m In A Different World (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland) Soul
A4 [03:10] 4.3.png The Four Tops - We’ve Got A Strong Love (On Our Side) (Jack Alan Goga, Ivy Jo Hunter, Pam Sawyer) Soul
A5 [03:10] 4.1.png The Four Tops - By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Jimmy Webb) Soul Ballad
A6 [03:11] 4.5.png The Four Tops - Remember When (Shena DeMell, Jack Alan Goga, Ivy Jo Hunter) Soul
B1 [03:29] 3.8.png The Four Tops - Sunny (Bobby Hebb) Soul
B2 [03:27] 2.7.png The Four Tops - Never My Love (Donald Addrisi, Richard Addrisi) Pop Ballad
B3 [03:16] 2.4.png The Four Tops - Daydream Believer (John Stewart) Pop
B4 [02:28] 2.1.png The Four Tops - Once Upon A Time (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse) Pop Ballad
B5 [03:00] 3.5.png The Four Tops - The Sweetheart Tree (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) Pop Ballad
B6 [03:25] 4.5.png The Four Tops - A Place In The Sun (Ron Miller, Bryan Wells) Pop

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